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October 4th

Working out why quantum dots blink

Cosmos – Quantum dots show some strange behaviour: their light emissions turn on and off, seemingly at random. Understanding this “blinking” of QDs is key to developing future applications in nanotech.

October 3rd

BU Wins $20M for NSF Engineering Research Center

Boston University – Boston University has won a $20 million, five-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a multi-institution Engineering Research Center (ERC), with the goal of synthesizing personalized heart tissue for clinical use.